The taste of fall

Mackenzie Kubiak / Staff Writer

     Starbucks has a new fall-themed menu, the Apple Crisp Macchiato. The new drink was added on Aug. 24, and is only available for a limited time on the fall menu. This drink can be ordered hot or iced and is made with espresso, steamed milk, (skim, 2%, soy, almond, or coconut milk) apple-brown sugar and a spiced apple drizzle.

     Since it is just starting to get cold outside, Starbucks  now offers many limited-time fall items: including Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, Pumpkin Scone, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin and Pumpkin Bread. 

     Though apple and coffee may sound like they do not mix well, the reviews on this new addition have been positive. 

     “Yeah, It is pretty popular. I think the apple flavor sounds a little weird, but I like it. I would also recommend caramel drizzle for the top,” the barista stated.

     I got the Apple Crisp Macchiato with caramel on the top like the barista recommended, and unexpectedly it was very good. The macchiato had the perfect amount of apple and brown sugar mixed with the coffee and is definitely a drink that is meant for fall. 

     The only issue I had with the drink was that the caramel sank to the bottom very quickly. I drank the drink with a straw and got a big sip of just caramel, so I would recommend asking a barista to stir it well instead. Those who are not fans of caramel should just leave out the caramel. 

      This drink is perfect to pair with Starbucks Cinnamon Coffee Cake or Banana Bread for breakfast or a snack.  The sweetness of the Apple Crisp Macchiato pairs with the Banana Bread because the banana bread is as sweet.

     Sophomore Angie Ilijevich shared her opinion on the new Apple Crisp Macchiato. 

     “I really liked it and I don’t normally like apple flavored things,” Ilijevich said. “I might add a little more cinnamon next time but otherwise, I think it’s the perfect drink for fall.”

     Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato is a delicious new drink that will help get you in the mindset as we head into fall.


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